Reporting to the President and Executive Director, the Head Water Polo Coach is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the RBAC’s year-around water polo program, including providing high quality coaching. The Head Coach will work closely with the RBAC’s Chief Operating Officer to coordinate facility needs and Associate Executive Director of Development and Grants to maximize philanthropy opportunities.
This position may provide direct supervision to salaried staff and hourly employees, and will oversee the management of the department budget.
Develop and prepare practice and competition schedule for all age-group teams and associated budget request;
Monitor budget to ensure program is fiscally responsible and revenue and expenditures are within allocated budget;
Plan and coordinate practice sessions, home competitions and tournaments; including bids, and facility requests for appropriate space and times;
Provide ongoing communication to athletes and parents, as appropriate, regarding competitions, tournaments and schedule changes;
Recruit, hire, and evaluate coaching and support staff; Support and contribute to all marketing planning, activities, and program website;
Lead program in accordance with all applicable rules, regulations and policies in which teams and athletes participate and compete;
Maintain, inventory, and ensure proper storage of all equipment, and make recommendations for program needs;
Participate in fund raising activities for the program and RBAC; and Cultivate and maintain effective relationships with athletes, boosters, parents, and other RBAC staff members.
Perform other related duties as assigned; and
Pursue ongoing personal professional development and awareness opportunities in each of the above responsibility areas to ensure the RBAC is a top performing Aquatics environment.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience preferred.
Experience: Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible coaching experience in an age-group water polo coaching program, organization, or club.
Knowledge, Abilities and/or Skills:
Demonstrate understanding and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion;
Create and implement ideas to develop and promote efficient team operations;
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with boosters, national governing bodies, private and public agencies;
Clearly express ideas and directions verbally and in writing;
Analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action;
Multi-task with the ability to prioritize multiple projects, and the ability to adjust in a fast-pace environment;
Budget development and monitoring;
Interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forth by coaches, parents and athletes, analyze and define problems, draw value conclusions, and project the consequences of various courses of action; and
Ability to develop and conduct camps and training programs.
Working Conditions: Work is generally performed outdoors involving potentially inclement weather conditions. Position requires regular contact with the public, athletes and parents. Must be able to work under pressure, exercise sound judgment, and adhere to deadlines. Some work is performed in a temperature-controlled office environment.
Physical Abilities: Examples include:
Lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling light objects;
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time;
Seeing to review and/or input information;
Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone;
Bending at the waist, kneeling, or crouching; and
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
Supervision Exercised: This position may supervise full time salaried and hourly positions as well as part-time employees.
FLSA Status: This classification is exempt from FLSA requirements.
Work Schedule: Full-Time; 12 months
Anticipated Salary Range (Annually):
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Additional compensation opportunities through seasonal camps and clinics as approved
Medical, Dental, Vision
401k with employer match
Employee discount at Pro Shop
Paid sick and vacation time
Life insurance and LTD insurance
About Rose Bowl Aquatics Center
We are The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center located in Pasadena's beautiful Brookside Park, just south of the famous Rose Bowl Stadium. Our organization offers its employees a spirited company culture, the fulfillment of knowing that our center is giving back to the community, and free & discounted programs.
The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and world-class aquatics facility that offers year round aquatic and fitness programming to children, youth, families and seniors, so that we can ensure that all generations can achieve the benefits of healthy living habits, regular exercise, and sports training.
OUR MISSION: To help everyone achieve their personal best by providing the finest aquatic educational, competitive, therapeutic and recreational programs.